Goulding: I can't be shy any more
Ellie Goulding has revealed she has taken tips from stars like Katy Perry on being confident in her own body.
The English singer-songwriter has recently been spotted out in a series of revealing outfits and said she doesn't feel the need to keep covered up these days.
Ellie told The Sun: "I'm at a point where I don't feel I have to cover up. I can wear a half-naked revealing dress now and people aren't surprised any more."
The Figure 8 singer went on: "I don't think I have the perfect figure or the perfect face and people know that I know that. But I can't really be shy any more, everyone in America is naturally confident - it's a whole different world over there.
"I've been on tour with Katy Perry and learnt from the best," she added.
The 26-year-old, who is rumoured to have rekindled her romance with One Direction's Niall Horan after he was seen cheering her on at G-A-Y , revealed they are just "really good friends".
"We are and always were just really good friends," she insisted. "I am so single now - I am single and I am loving it. Being alone I've realised a lot of things about myself and who I am."
Ellie also talked about her relationship to Ed Sheeran, who she previously denied dating.
"I think Ed is a really wonderful person and I love him as an artist. We were definitely very close at one point. And we're not close now but we certainly are friends now," she said.
"I was angry because whatever was going on between us could never have been private. We were hanging out and having a nice time but it was put into the spotlight so drastically. That amount of scrutiny freaked me out."